Get a jump on the trends by wearing these looks now.
By Brett Olsen for TheBlush.com
1. The Trend: Motorcycle Jackets
Wear it now: zappos.com
On the runway: Side zips and chunky hardware have been consistently cool for many seasons, but next spring's interpretations have a softer, feminine edge.
Wear it now: Layer over a tee for a casual-cool look. Free People cropped vegan leather jacket, $198, Zappos.com
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2. The Trend: Harem Pants
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On the runway: The flowy, tapered trouser trend continues and was all over -- from Rag & Bone to See by Chloe.
Wear it now: Instead of opting for the bright hues, which may be a little too vivid for fall, try black, gray or metallics. Metallic harem pant, $80, Zara.com
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3. The Trend: Crop Tops
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On the runway: Okay, stay with us here. These midriff-baring tops may seem outrageous, but they were so prominent on the New York runways, they simply can't be ignored.
Wear it now: Go with classic black and pair
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Yes, the conditions are inhuman: hair and makeup every day, crazy salaries, free Chanel bags. But seriously, maybe we should feel for these models.
By Coco Vomero for TheBlush.com
photo courtesy of modelspaparazzi.com
Whether we like to admit it or not, modeling is a profession. Sure, it's not like yours or mine -- there are no cubicles, 9-to-5 schedule, regular reviews or watercooler gossip. Instead, there's excess money, world travel and freedom. But that's not all there is. Should we be concerned that 14-year-old girls are having nude photos taken of themselves and working 16-hour days without any structure -- including nutrition, parenting and education?Read More »from Model Alliance: Should We Feel Bad for Models?
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Cue in The Model Alliance (MA) to help us with our decision. The mission of MA is to establish ethical standards to improve working conditions for models in the American fashion industry by educating models on child labor laws and their rights.
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It seems like all of the sudden everyone got bored with regular nail polish. There are fabulous colors coming out all the time, but monotone one-shades are such a thing of the past. Enter: nail art. It's raging on every social network, and we promise that four out of every five girls you'd stop on the street will have some version thereof. Why not join in on the parade and adopt one of these insanely awesome patterns, colors and ideas:Read More »from 7 Nail Ideas that Aren’t Tacky
By Liat Kornowski for TheBlush.com
Neon Polka Dots
Why it's awesome: Neon is one of summer's hit trends, and polka dots are always a girly way of sprucing up the place. The fact that the dots are different colors is just an added bonus.
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Why it's awesome: Try going anywhere right now without running into an ombre hairdo, mani or maxidress print. We dare you. This color combo is a sweet one because orange and pink aren't exactly from the same color family, but they're neighborly
- TheBlush.com | Beauty – Thu, Aug 9, 2012 10:21 AM EDT
We know, it's morning. Asking you to smile before your a.m. coffee is as preposterous as asking you to do a triple backflip for the gold right now. But you may be surprised -- even a fake smile can go a long way.Read More »from One More Reason to Smile: It’s Been Proven to Lower Stress
By Liat Kornowski for TheBlush.com
In a "happy" study that's about to appear in the journal Psychological Science, researchers have found that smiling -- any kind of smile -- is a sure way of reducing stress.
Doctoral student Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman, PhD, of the University of Kansas, grouped 169 university students and gave them facial-expression training, reports PsychCentral.com. You know how there's the genuine, warm smile that wrinkles up the sides of your eyes and then there's the phony, stiff kind that only works the muscles around your mouth? In this particular case, chopsticks were involved to help create both.
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The students were divided into three groups -- those whose chopstick gave them a neutral
Let's be honest -- lying poolside is what we dream about all winter long. But what fun is it without the perfect shade of polish to top off your cute summer outfit? This season, nail polish brands are taking it to the next level: From shimmers and neons to fun appliques, you'll never run out of ways to impress your girlfriends. These hues are hot, hip and pack a punch.Read More »from 5 Hot Summer Nail Colors
By Hilary Walke for TheBlush.com
Holiday by Chanel
A bright coral is exactly what you need to get into the summer spirit. Perfect for any occasion, Holiday is the ideal mix of warmness and wildness.
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Sun-Kissed by China Glaze
This hot highlighter yellow is the ultimate neon that celebrates summer. Sun-Kissed will stand out in any crowd, so get ready to turn some heads.
On the Beach by Deborah Lippman
Want your nails to match the ocean? You got it. On the Beach will have you jumping in the waves in no time -- and don't fret -- your nails won't chip!
To answer this simply: Yes, your office is making you ugly. Now, before you go and freak out about how horrid you're becoming, let me explain...Read More »from Is Your Office Making You Ugly?
By Ysolt Usigan for TheBlush.com
Offices tend to be too hot or too cold -- it seems that there's never a good temperature, right? Operations managers lower the thermostat because you're working around all of this equipment -- computers, servers, lights -- that can make your surroundings hot. But then again, some workplaces don't have the ability to cool an office for reasons like it's too big of a space or they're trying to conserve energy, and the surroundings become sweltering hot (again, because of all those computers). At the end of the day, no one wins -- especially your skin.
"I try to always carry with me a refreshing spritzer to rehydrate my skin," says Jasmina Aganovic, beauty guru and creator of skincare brand Stages of Beauty. "If you're feeling flushed, the spray helps cool and relieve splotches. If the cold air